Home Trends | Outdoor Living

home trends 2018, outdoor living
home trends 2018, outdoor living
Poolside Escape | Teresa Smiles-Gilliam

A luscious yet manicured and layered landscape describes this California backyard complete with water features and outdoor dining makes this a weekend retreat a daily treat. Thoughtful landscape planning with a functional foundation and easy-care flowering vines and shrubs produced an oasis of natural beauty and relaxation that is simply captivating.

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Pool Side Lounging | Teresa Smiles-Gilliam

Comfort and function are seen in the poolside layout that affords a tranquil environment for relaxation.

home trends 2018, outdoor living
Serene Outdoor Dining | Teresa Smiles-Gilliam
home trends 2018, outdoor living
Covered Outdoor Dining | Teresa Smiles-Gilliam

This outdoor living space is anchored by box woods in shapely forms, vine-covered wooden arbors with Cécile Brunner climbing roses, wisteria and creeping fig.

home trends 2018, outdoor living
Vintage Lion’s-Head Fountain | Teresa Smiles-Gilliam

Antique lanterns and vintage water features and comfortable seating round out this lovely outdoor living space.

home trends 2018, outdoor living
Potting Shed | Teresa Smiles-Gilliam

It comes as not surprise that this beautiful outdoor space houses a wonderful potting shed whose entry embraces a vintage door perfectly suited for the overall landscape design.

Although it took years for the landscape to mature it was worth the wait and is enjoyed year round because of its west coast location. A perfect backyard to come home to everyday!

The full gallery of images are available at Beautiful California Garden, courtesy of Traditional Home.

Photography: John Merkl

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